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This simple motto underpins everything we do at Millthorpe School and encapsulates our intentions: Respectful | Responsible | Ready Be the best
that you can be.
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We take time to understand, accept and promote difference in a safe and supportive environment. Respectful. Find out more We take responsibility for our actions and decisions – trying at all times to be the best that we can be. Responsible. Find out more We’re prepared for learning and excited to explore new opportunities both inside and outside school. Ready. Find out more


We are a distinctively warm and inclusive community that is built on relationships of mutual respect and kindness.


The school is responsible for knowing all of our students and designing a broad and balanced curriculum, taught by specialists, that reflects the different needs of our learners.


We work together with staff, students and parents to ensure that we are always creative thinkers, ready and able to learn.

Moving to Millthorpe

Applications are now open for 2023

You can find out more about moving to Millthorpe from our prospectus – it’s packed with useful information and advice for students and parents.

A warm welcome

Millthorpe School is a very special place to learn and to work. We have a culture of high expectations in which everyone – students, teachers, support staff and leaders – strives to do their best.

I arrived at Millthorpe in 2017, and it was immediately clear what a kind and welcoming place it was. Our commitment to supporting and looking after one another has continued to be at the heart of everything we do; our academic success and personal development is founded on strong relationships of mutual respect.

As a parent myself, I know that choosing the right secondary school for your child is a big decision. First and foremost, you need to be confident that your child will be happy, safe and supported at school, whilst also ensuring they have the best possible secondary education and outcomes. At Millthorpe, we will do our utmost every day to provide both.

I feel very fortunate to be leading a dedicated team of people who will ensure that your children receive the best education and whole school experience possible – we would relish the opportunity to help shape your child’s future.

Gemma Greenhalgh |  Headteacher

Why Millthorpe?
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At Millthorpe, we encourage everyone in our school community to be the best that we can be.

A supportive and nurturing environment

At Millthorpe, we strive to ensure the best academic success for all students and to develop them as young people that will leave us as young adults in Year 11, equipped for the many challenges of a radically changing world and workforce. Our school is truly inclusive and we work together to support learners of all abilities to fulfil their potential: those students who strive to achieve the highest academic successes at GCSE and those students who need some additional support to access the school curriculum.

The wellbeing, safety and personal development of our students is at the heart of everything that we do.

Outstanding pastoral care and support

At Millthorpe we pride ourselves on our pastoral care and throughout their time at school our students are supported academically and pastorally by our team of experienced staff. We welcome more than 200 new students into Year 7 every year, from a large number of different primary schools. Students are allocated a form group and a form tutor, who will stay with them through their school life. We invest considerable time to develop strong relationships with parents and carers, and we hope you will get to know your child’s form tutor as well as other members of our professional team.

We aim to give all students a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop, both in and outside the classroom.

Extra-curricular activities for all

Millthorpe is a fun place to learn, offering a broad and balanced curriculum and we also offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities, sporting events and trips. Whilst we take academic achievement very seriously, we also believe that it is important to provide children with a breadth of experience and we have a huge variety of activities and experiences on offer. Lunchtime or after-school clubs are a chance to make new friends or even develop a skill or talent. If you like music, drama, sport, reading or being creative… there will be an activity to suit you.

Upcoming events at Millthorpe School

12 July 2022

Summer Concert

7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMillthorpe School
22 July 2022

School closes for summer break

12:00 am - 11:59 pmMillthorpe School
7 September 2022

Autumn term 2022 starts for Year 7s

12:00 am - 11:59 pmMillthorpe School
8 September 2022

Autumn term 2022 starts for Years 8-11

12:00 am - 11:59 pmMillthorpe School
11 October 2022

Open Evening 2022

12:00 am - 11:59 pmMillthorpe School
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